“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil. 4:6
Do not be anxious about ANYTHING….This might be impossible for humans!!
We’ve heard this verse so many times, and every time we hear/read/study it, we vow to take everything to God in prayer, and not try to “fix it” ourselves. But then the next “mini crisis” happens in our life, and we immediately try to take control of the situation, instead of taking it to God, asking Him for His divine help. We often remember to pray during hardship and tragedy, but sometimes forget that He wants to help us with everything that worries us.
Here Paul suggests that we turn every problem into a prayer. God loves us and only wants what is best for us. The Bible tells us that if we would just trust Him and invite Him into every aspect of our lives, sharing our day-to-day challenges and frustrations, He will abundantly bless us. God wants us to pray and ask Him for His guidance, and He will answer our prayers.
When we find ourselves worrying, about things small or large, use it as an opportunity to take it to our heavenly Father in prayer, thanking Him for the opportunity. We can rejoice knowing that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is also available to us!
Whenever you start to worry…STOP and PRAY!
Forgive us for not trusting You and thinking we can handle our own problems. Help us to stop worrying and turn our lives over to You in prayer. In your name we pray, Amen.